Washington Post – Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is catching a fair amount of heat for his comment about cold-weather Super Bowls.
Flacco, a New Jersey native, was asked about the prospect of playing the 2014 Super Bowl in MetLife Stadium next Feb. 2.
“I think it’s retarded. I probably shouldn’t say that. I think it’s stupid,” said Flacco, who is from New Jersey. “If you want a Super Bowl, put a retractable dome on your stadium. Then you can get one… Other than that I don’t really like the idea. I don’t think people would react very well to it, or be glad to play anybody in that kind of weather.”
Flacco was asked about his comment at Media Day and apologized, saying he’d made a “bad choice of words.”
“He’s going to have to deal with it,” WFAN co-host Boomer Esiason said. “I’m sure he’ll come out today, I’m sure that he will give an apology. … I guarantee you that Joe Flacco probably did not get a lot of sleep last night, will get up this morning, will apologize, and hopefully people will understand that he made a mistake.”
I wish Super Bowl Media Day was every day. Im catching so many fire stories off these guys. First Moss says he’s the greatest ever, then Ray gets caught allegedly trying to buy deer antler velvet which contains a banned substance, and now Joe Flacco uses the “retard” word. A word I really dont even give a shit about. It shouldnt even be a story. Its an adjective. No one gets pissy when someone says “brilliant” or “dumb” or “happy.” Why do we get pissy when people say retard? Its because we live in an ultra sensitive society. A society that is currently freaking about losing their second amendment but doesnt give a shit about the first one.
Nowadays no one is allowed to speak freely because someone, somewhere may take it offensively and then the speaking party is deemed wrong. No. Fuck that noise. When I say something is retarded, I mean its dumb as shit. Im not speaking negatively of special needs patients or the mentally challenged. Thats your assumption. You are wrong for that. Take your preaching ass somewhere else. Im not into politically correct. Im into speaking freely.. speaking your mind. Its the only way to convey yourself. Everyone says how communication is the most important part of any relationship whether it be business, friendship, or romantic, so Im just stressing my ability to communicate 100% truthfully. No one will ever say “oh, I didnt know what you meant.” No, you will always know what I meant.
Flacco was just communicating freely with the media. Everybody wants to ask whatever questions they want and everybody always wants the players to answer honestly. They hate the “we’re just playing as a team”, “we’re really not thinking about that”, “when that time comes we’ll get to it”, “Im not speaking about that at this time.” Those are some boring answers. They dont even answer the question, why bother asking it? Then finally you get an honest answer from someone, Flacco, and the world gets to bashing him because they dont like the adjective he used in his answer. Fuck. Out. Of. Here.
Theres no happy medium, people. Youre either for free expression or youre for political correctness. Cant have your cake and eat it too.
PS, Fuck Boomer Esiason saying that Flacco shouldnt have got a lot of sleep because he knew he made a mistake with what he said. Yeah, bro. Dude is playing in his biggest game of his career in 5 days and I bet he lost a lot of sleep due to the fact that he used the word retard. Really bothered him that he affected like 3% of the population. Get out of my face with this nonsense.